Tap, tap, tap, click, swipe, vibrate. Welcome to the age of the mobile phone. In some way or another, we are all indebted to the majestic and powerful forces inside our mobile devices. Some of us may wish to delete and escape them, to regain control of our browsing time, whilst others among us embrace this tech wave and relinquish our willpower, downloading loads of crazy apps that we use once and then forget about until the next time we need to clear space.
Apps make smartphones what they are, epic tools. So, if you’re a crypto-trader, you’re going to want to use your device in a way that improves your standing in the crypto-sphere, either by making it easier to trade, giving you access to more coins or by giving you a high-security wallet that protects your assets. The apps you are going to read about below contains a mixture of wallets, exchanges and more, but for various reasons, they have made our top ten and are worth you knowing about (especially the last one).
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Coinbase has come to dominate its share of the market because of how easy it is to use (and they have some truly magnificent marketing and publicity activities going on) giving first-time traders perhaps the smoothest journey from cash to crypto. Their app is no different, it is a great free tool that allows you secure access to your private keys (or you can remotely disable access if you lose your phone), giving you a place to send and receive cryptocurrencies securely, just as you would on their browser version. Price charts, tickers, and portfolio tracking features add to the quality of the app, and you can also access your personal data, such as balance, transaction history, and other details. Coinbase is an international success, despite having one of the highest transaction fees in the industry. It offers versions of the app in English, French, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese and more.
If you’ve heard of Robinhood before, it’s probably because of its reputation as a trading platform with zero commission fees. Their platform is great and the app is too, because it offers users not only the benefit of getting involved in crypto-trading, but it also works as an investment app for the stock market. Crypto-trading in the app is fairly easy and includes coins like Ethereum, Bitcoin, Dogecoin and more. Let’s summarise it as a comprehensive solution without commission fees, which is ideal for regular traders who love making transactions.
This is no ordinary crypto-wallet app, this is an app that has been built with the user in mind, which is why it has a simple and seamless design, solid vault-like security, and user-friendly transfer fees. The design makes it suitable for new users and old users. One feature that users really enjoy is the ability to generate a QR code to transfer Bitcoin, and another great feature is being able to buy Bitcoin straight from your wallet in the app. With a master seed backup included in the app, your data remains secure and recoverable no matter what happens.
Cobo is a very aesthetically pleasing wallet app that supports more than 700 different tokens and 20 different chains. Your Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin and more will all be safe in this app, which offers international support for more than 80 different countries. With masternode pooling and Proof of Stake, this is no amateur operation, it’s a high-tec app that even hosts and empowers a series of cool dapps.
Would this list be complete without the biggest crypto trading exchange in the world? Perhaps not. Binance’s app is well designed and now hosts over 150 different cryptocurrencies that you can buy and sell. With the Binance ‘Savings and Stakings’ feature, users can even earn interest on their cryptocurrencies. Another feature is the BNB tokens from Binance, which allow users to halve their trading fees, which is no small amount if you are a regular crypto trader. The app and exchange’s high liquidity makes withdrawing your money very quick and easy.
We’ve included Xapo on this list even though it’s not as well-known or popular as some of the others, but because it is by most counts, the most secure crypto-wallet in the world. Actually, it’s not just a crypto-wallet, it’s an all-round useful money app, which allows users to store fiat currencies and send them to their friends too.
Can any other wallet app offer:
- Proprietary data encryption technology
- Multi-factor authentication and private key segmentation
- 24/7 fraud and risk analysis
- Round-the-clock security team online
- Custom permissions for each account member
- Partition funds for different user groups
- Geographic dispersion of Vaults
Of all the cryptocurrency apps out there, Uphold is by far the most diverse in terms of what you can do. Not only does Uphold offer a dozen top cryptocurrencies (and this list keeps growing!), they also let you purchase a massive selection of stocks including the likes of Tesla. You can do this using nearly a dozen fiat currencies including USD, EUR, and CHF. You can even buy precious metals such as gold, silver and palladium. The craziest part? You can exchange these assets within the app, meaning you can do crazy things like buy stocks with Bitcoin! They also offer a physical debit card which can be loaded with any of the assets in their app! Insane!
Blockfolio – great app for investment data and portfolio tracking
This app is especially good for investors who want to collect loads of data about their investments and track their portfolio either in an in-depth way, or with an insightful and quick overview. Notifications enable users to be alerted in real-time by target thresholds on over 800 different cryptocurrencies. Data is available on over 10,000 coins and 500 exchanges, pretty much blowing their competition out of the water. An embedded news section offers users the opportunity to gain important information about the industry and why certain market events could be transpiring. Serious investors and day traders see this free app as an important cog in their work.
Recently, they’ve added a new feature which is sure to catch the attention of many traders who love behind-the-scenes market information. Blockfolio Signal will provide updates directly from team leaders of the cryptocurrencies you care about, straight to your app.
Ok, so, this app isn’t the most useful app in the world for Bitcoin holders… yet. However, give it a few more years and we have a sneaky suspicion that Bitmap might just be a mainstay on your iPhone or Android app collection. The app itself allows users to find ATMs that are Bitcoin enabled, as well as physical shops that accept crypto as a form of payment. Whilst the technology is still emerging and businesses start to jump on this wave, the number of icons on the map will slowly start to increase and make the app more useful. The app goes beyond simply telling you where Bitcoin ATMs are (if they are near you at all), as it provides all sorts of information about the machine fees, limits, working hours and more.
We saved the best until last, but of course, we have to say that, so give us a little break and allow us one paragraph of your time to talk about our app. We are offering the most reliable sentiment information for the crypto-world in order to help our users make superior trading decisions. It’s not as complicated as it sounds, we simply pull in data from more than 50,000 sources, use our language processing robots and artificial intelligence creations to delve into it, and then give you information about the sentiment of a certain cryptocurrency. Ok, it’s a little technical, but that’s on our side. On your side, the app is incredibly easy to use and provides you with data that nobody else can provide. That unique perspective offers a major advantage when weighing up trading decisions and over time we’ve seen that user profits increase as a result of using Cryptomood.
The apps above come in no particular order, and that’s because we can’t really measure them against each other. Each of these apps provides a great deal of value to users, but whether that be investors, day traders, or tech enthusiasts, the goalposts are different. We hope that you will find crypto apps that work for you, download them, and try to figure out all of their wonderful features so that you can become a more adept and confident crypto trader.